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Julia Pastrana - Inspired by Actual Events

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Inspired by real life events, 'Julia Pastrana' is the shocking story of a young woman who, because of her physical appearance, is hurled into the circus sideshows of the 1850's. She soon finds herself rescued from this miserable existence by the handsome and charismatic Theodor Lent. Is this her dream come true or the beginning of her worst nightmare?
Kindle Edition, 269 pages
Published October 10th 2012
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Robyn
Oct 06, 2014 Robyn rated it liked it
Shelves: nonfiction, 2014
I read about Julia Pastrana ("The World's Ugliest Woman") in a different book I read recently about Laura Bridgman and wanted to learn more about her. I can't say how much of this book is based on truth and how much liberty the authors took, but if it's pretty much true, it's a heartbreaking story. Julia Pastrana lived in the 1800s and was born in Mexico. She came from a family in which it wasn't unusual to be covered in hair. She was completely covered in hair, had quite a beard and had facial ...more
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Apr 13, 2016 Sabrina rated it it was amazing
Reminds Me of Other Famous Pop Stars...

This a truly horrifying account of the life of Julia Pastrana. Not only was she terribly misused, she was lead to believe that the abuse she endured was love. Sadly, I found myself wondering if her life was much different from Tina Turner's, Michael Jackson's or any other goose that laid golden eggs under the management of ruthless, money hungry sociopaths.
My heart aches for Miss Julia and her son. I hope she is at rest.
I think it is fitting retribution th
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Misunderstood Cruelty

This story gives an empathetic and human perspective to the real people who endured the misfortunes of a bad gene in Victorian times. The sensationalism and promotion of these people- who just desired normalcy- is well portrayed in this story.
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